How the water bubbles up from that spring, / And flows away to the Qi ! / My heart is in Wei ; / There [...] Cf. Shijing 39
Tsze-hsiâ said, "My friend Chang can do things which are hard to be done, but yet he is not perfectly virtuous." [...] Cf. Lunyu 499
T'ai / Peace / Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE. Thus the ruler Divides and completes the course of heaven [...] Cf. Yijing 11
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
Don't wash your ears on hearing something you dislike / Nor die of hunger like famous hermits on the Pike! / [...] Cf. Tangshi 84
Success in warfare is gained by carefully accommodating ourselves to the enemy's purpose. This is called ability to [...] Cf. Sunzi 218
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Why read Confucius, Lao-tse or the Book of Changes? Well, these Chinese classics have had a major influence on the oldest civilization still in existence on the face of this planet; that should be enough. If not, please consider that China, mostly as a distant mirror where hopes and fears are reflected, has exercised a profound impact on the thinking patterns of Western civilisations, and will. This article in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy explains things better.
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